When a property has been home to a family for more than 40 years, you know there is something remarkable about it.

Meadow Wood, at Mark’s Corner, does indeed exude a special charm, which will put it top of many a house-hunter’s list.

Appearances can be deceptive too — this home may look like a typical cottage at first glance, but it has lots of accommodation to offer a family, including a self-contained two-bedroom annexe.

This gives new owners the choice of using this as a lettings opportunity, incorporating it into the family home or using it as the perfect solution to multi-generational living,

The annexe includes its own entrance hallway, a compact kitchen, large lounge/diner (with plenty of light and double doors leading to the garden), two bedrooms and a shower room.

The master bedroom in the annexe is a very good-sized double, with lovely views over Parkhurst Forest.

The main home has plenty of living space, with two reception rooms, plus the addition of a sun room downstairs.

There are lots of open wood beams and fireplaces, adding to the cottagey feel of the home.

The kitchen has views into the garden through the sun room and double doors to the living room, as well as access to the separate utility room. This is a handy space, allowing you to move appliances out of the kitchen, plus it offers access to the downstairs wet room.

Views out to Parkhurst Forest can be had from the beautiful living room, with its fantastic open fireplace ably boosting the warmth of the radiators in the 22ft by 12ft space.

The first floor houses three bedrooms, with a gorgeous view from each of the windows.

The family bathroom has a bath with built-up tiled surround, a basin, low-level WC and a separate shower.

Outside, there is an extensive driveway, with ample parking.

To the rear is a generous lawn, surrounded with trees and mature shrubs, as well as several flowerbeds.

A summerhouse/shed to the rear and workshop at the front complete the assets.

Meadow Wood is situated in a quiet and secluded location, close to Parkhurst Forest. There is plenty of wildlife to appreciate in the garden, from birds to red squirrels.

The forest itself offers a network of excellent paths for walkers to enjoy the feeling of getting away from it all.

New owners of Meadow Wood really will feel out in the sticks, yet this home is surprisingly close to both Newport and Cowes towns, so you can take your pick of supermarkets, shops, schools and places to eat out.